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Bebinca com gelado.jpg
Bebinca with ice cream
Alternative namesBibik
CourseDessert and Sweet
Place of originFormer Estado da Índia Portuguesa
Region or stateGoa and Macau
Main ingredientsFlour, sugar, ghee (clarified butter), coconut milk, egg yolk
Food energy
(per serving)
993 kcal kcal
Home made Bebinca from Goa, India
Goan bebinca in Lisbon, Portugal

Bebinca, also known as bibik or bebinka, is a traditional layer cake of Goa, India derived from Indo-Portuguese cuisine. Traditionally, Bebinka has between 7 and 16 layers, but it can be modified per one's convenience and taste.[1][2] It is especially popular during Christmas, but is available in Goa year round due to tourist demand.[3][4] It is also easily available to carry and preserve for a long time or eaten fresh.

Bebinca was also adopted as a typhoon name in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, contributed by Macau.[5] It is also prepared in Portugal and Mozambique.


Preparing bebinca is a slow process.[4] The batter is made with flour, sugar, ghee, egg yolk, and coconut milk.[6][7] The batter is spread thinly onto a grill and the layers are stacked atop one another. Bebinca may be garnished with nutmeg or slivered almonds.[2]

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  1. ^ Clark, Claire (2014). 80 Cakes From Around the World. ISBN 9781472916006.
  2. ^ a b "Bebinca". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Bebinca - Culinary Encyclopedia". Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b Fodor's Essential India with Delhi, Rajasthan, Mumbai & Kerala. Fodor's Travel Guide. 2019. ISBN 9781640971233.
  5. ^ "Tropical Storm Bebinca lessens threat to Philippines, veers north toward Japan". USA Today. 4 October 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  6. ^ Banerji, Chitrita (2010). Eating India: Exploring the Food and Culture of the Land of Spices. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 978-1408820544.
  7. ^ Petrina Verma Sarkar. "Bebinca (layered Goan dessert)". About, Inc. Retrieved 6 January 2011.